• JON WOLFE

Tamworth music gigs cancelled

Following last week’s cancellation by Tamworth’s Courthouse Hotel of entertainment that was to be held over the unofficial festival period, the Wests Entertainment Group and the Longyard Hotel have also cancelled their shows.

Wests Entertainment Group CEO Rod Laing said it was something they thought might have to happen.

“We were always aware health orders could change, and they have, and when you consider capacity issues, you can’t sing, you can’t dance, there’s a lot of compliance on venues and the authorities will be out checking, it's just not worth taking the risk," Mr Laing said.

“And we have to consider the well-being of both our members and guests and our staff, that’s the reason we decided to opt out.”

Two local caravan parks have apparently cancelled their entertainment plans and its expected that further cancellations may occur.